2020-07-23 11:47:49

“Her Front Teeth Were Knocked Out”: Chicago Teen to Sue Police Officer Who Hit Her at a Protest

Protesters in Chicago are demanding justice after police officers attacked a teenage activist last week during a demonstration in which people attempted to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park. An officer struck 18-year-old Miracle Boyd, a recent high school graduate and organizer with the group GoodKids MadCity, in the face, knocking out several teeth. Journalists also reported being mistreated by police officers, who used chemical sprays and batons on protesters. “This is consistent with what we’ve seen from the Chicago Police Department in their response to these uprisings,” says Sheila Bedi, the civil rights lawyer representing Boyd.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues.

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Chicago Christopher Columbus GoodKids MadCity Grant PArk Miracle Boyd Protester Teenager Teeth

Human Rights and Equality

Democracy Now!

Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern

Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern

Democracy Now!

Remembering NYC's Only Black Mayor David Dinkins

Remembering NYC's Only Black Mayor David Dinkins

Democracy Now!

Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown

Egypt Arrests Leading Human Rights Monitors in Latest Crackdown

Democracy Now!

Astra Taylor: Biden Can Cancel Student Debt on Day One. Movements Must Make Him Do It.

Astra Taylor: Biden Can Cancel Student Debt on Day One. Movements Must Make Him Do It.

Related

Rising Up With Sonali

Lessons From The Chicano Moratorium, 50 Years Later

Lessons From The Chicano Moratorium, 50 Years Later

Gay USA

Gay USA 8/5/20

Gay USA 8/5/20

The David Pakman Show

NYC Protester Thrown Into Unmarked Van

NYC Protester Thrown Into Unmarked Van

The Thom Hartmann Program

Why Are Trump's Storm Troopers Sexually Assaulting Protesters?

Why Are Trump's Storm Troopers Sexually Assaulting Protesters?